A family walking towards the castle.

Trailer: Daniel Gustafsson, Skokloster Castle/SHM.

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Skokloster Castle is one of the world’s best preserved baroque castles, located on the Sko Peninsula beside Lake Mälaren.

Meet count Carl Gustaf Wrangel and countess Anna Margareta von Haugwitz who had the castle built in the mid 17th century and get to know the people who lived and worked at Skokloster over the years.

The collections of art, weapons, books and textiles are unique of their kind, both in Sweden and internationally, and you can see them through our exhibitions, guided tours, digital content and programmes.

A Part of the National Historical Museums

Skokloster Castle has been a museum owned by the state since 1967. The castle is part of the government agency National Historical Museums. The National Property Board of Sweden manages the building and park.

Visit the Castle

Discover the castle's fantastic surroundings and visit our shop and café. We are open seasonally, but offer pre-booked group tours all year round.

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The History of Skokloster Castle

Skokloster Castle was built in 1654–1676 for Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel and his wife Anna Margareta von Haugwitz.

Photo: Erik Lernestål, Skokloster Castle/SHM (CC BY).

Collection of the Castle – more than 50 000 Objects

The collections include a variety of furniture, arts and crafts, textiles, weapons and books from the 17th century.

Photo: Erik Lernestål, Skokloster Castle/SHM (CC BY).

See the World Famous Vertumnus

Arcimboldo’s painting of Vertumnus is one of Skokloster Castle’s, and the world’s most famous work of art. It appears on many advertising products and souvenirs the world over. How did it end up at Skokloster?

Photo: Skokloster Castle/SHM (CC BY).


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